Caring for your investment is the surest way to keep your jewelry and timepieces in their most beautiful, lustrous state for years to come. Use this guide to help keep your jewelry looking like the day you got them.
JEWELRY CARE GUIDE
TRUSTED SINCE 1870
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While diamonds are one of the hardest natural substances found on earth, they still require care to avoid chips and to keep them looking as brilliant as when you received it. Using a mix of mild soap (we recommend Simple Green) and warm water, gently dip your jewelry into the cleaning solution and use only a soft brush. Thoroughly rinse in lukewarm water. We also have complimentary jewelry cleaner available in all of our stores.
Since diamonds can damage your other jewelry, we recommend you keep your diamond jewelry in a lined case or jewelry box with dividers.
Clean your pearl jewelry by wiping it with a soft cloth when you take it off, as traces of perfume, hair spray, or any acid-based cosmetics can cause damage to the pearl's nacre. If your pearl jewelry pieces show more soil than a soft cloth can remove, wash them carefully in mild soap and lukewarm water, rinse, gently blot with a soft cloth, and allow to air dry.
We recommend you wrap your pearl jewelry in a tissue or keep them in a chamois bag as pearls are susceptible to scratches by other jewelry.
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Most gemstone jewelry is safe for home cleaning with a mild soap, lukewarm water, and a soft brush. Certain gemstones are harder and can scratch other softer gemstones, so be sure to store all gemstone jewelry so that individual pieces do not touch each other.
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Gold & Platinum
Clean your gold and platinum jewelry with mild soap and water and a soft brush. Keep your gold from contact with chlorine. Dry and polish jewelry with a chamois or soft cloth after cleaning.
Gold can be scratched easily, so store it in a lined case or jewelry box with dividers.
Sterling silver jewelry should be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution, allowing the water to bead up, then pat dry with a soft cloth. Over time, sterling silver will blacken, or tarnish, over time - don’t worry, it’s only natural. When tarnish first becomes visible, you may also choose to clean your jewelry with any fine silver polishes, clothes, or tarnish remover.
Store your silver in a cool, dry place away from light. Don't wrap with rubber bands or rubber products as the sulfur in rubber causes tarnishing and corrosion.
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- When you’re not wearing your jewelry, keep your jewelry separated in a pouch, or lined case or box with dividers. This reduces the risk of scratching and ensures lasting quality.
- Always remove your jewelry when applying scents, lotions, and sprays.
- Your jewelry should be the last thing you put on before heading out the door and the first thing you take off when you get home.
- Remove your jewelry when doing rough work, when exposed to saltwater or using chemicals, especially chlorine bleach.
- Have Springer’s professionally clean and check your jewelry at least once a year.
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At Springer's, we will professionally clean and check your jewelry while you wait. For a one-of-a-kind jewelry experience, schedule an appointment for a "Jewelry Clean & Check" in any of our three retail locations. We’d love to see you and your jewelry will thank you.